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, launching its own electric car. we'll get an up close look with phil lebeau coming up later on the "closing bell." opportunities aren't always obvious. sometimes they just drop in. cme group can help you navigate risks and capture opportunities. we enable you to reach global markets and drive forward with broader possibilities. cme group: how the world advances. >>> welcome back. check out these markets. the dow jones industrial average struggling to stay above the -- well, 16,000 level, but certainly above 15,9 62. losing altitude quickly. we told you a headline from carl icahn who says basically he's expectinging a pretty good selloff in stocks. he says some earnings are a mirage and more to do with low interest rates than leadership and market demand. as soon as that headline came across the tape, the market gave up all the gains and then some. we're in negative territory and technology is rolling over the most. he says he's not walking away from a fight with apple which may very well be pressuring apple shares as well, bringing the nasdaq down. lawmakers in washington may be the reason
. will the investigation put a dent into future sales? phil lebeau to answer that question for us at the auto show in los angeles. phil? >> hi, tyler. what's interesting is we're hearing a lot from elon musk on twitter today. we'll give you a taste of that in a little bit. let's focus on what this investigation regarding the model s is about. it's focusing on two battery fires here in the u.s. one last month just outside of seattle, washington, that's where this video is from, and another one earlier this month in tennessee. both of those fires are the focus of the investigation. by the way, nobody was hurt or killed in either of those fires, of which elon musk referenced on twitter today, he's been tweeting out about the fact that they are now the focus of an investigati investigation. he writes what makes this incredibly unjust is that the model s to date has the best safety record of any car on the road an then puts in parentheses, no injuries or deaths ever. it is still unclear whether this investigation will actually lead to a recall. it's not uncommon that they will do an investigation and then at
, our own phil lebeau with more details on that. >> reporter: good morning, kate. we're here at the l.a. auto so where as they get ready to open the show, a lot of talk is about what's happening with tesla. a few minutes ago, this tweet from elon musk, the ceo of tesla. he says why does a tesla fire with no injury get more media headlines than 100 gas car fires that kill hundreds of people per year? what he's referencing is the fact that the national highway traffic safety administration has opened a formal investigation into the model s battery fires. in doing so the agency said the investigation was prompted by recent incidents in washington state and tennessee that resulted in battery fires due to undercarriage strikes with roadway debris. nobody was injured, nobody was killed in either of the tesla model s fires and tesla this morning said it asked the national highway traffic safety association to launch a formal investigation. it brings up the question, will there be a rrl? this is what elon musk said at the deal book contract just last week when andrew ross sorkin asked him abo
lebeau. >> both sides today are digging in. saying they do not plan ongoing back to the negotiating table. here's the contract that the machinists union, about 31,000 members, rejected. 67% voted no to a new eight year contract. the members unwilling to change the pension. again, that deal would have stretched through 2024. after the vote, here's what one union member said when asked about the possibility that this no could send the 77x somewhere else. >> if they choose to take the 777x down the path they take the 787 and commit corporate suicide, it's their business, not ours. >> boeing is actively talking with citying around the country about the 777x plant. it expects to bring several thousand jobs to where the plane is built. they would last well past 2030. five cities to think about. there are a number of other cities that aren't being mentioned. salt lake city, huntsville, long beach. they've all been mentioned as potential sites. real quick, maria, if you take a look at shares of boeing, they surged to an all time high today. past $135 a share. clearly investors are betting t
, that would be bmw. new cla model has been on fire so far in 2013. >> our phil lebeau has been at the l.a. auto show today checking out the hottest new cars. he joins us with mercedes benz ceo steve cannon. >> thank you. we're in front of the cla because this has been red hot. tell us the type of buyer you're bringing in with the cla. >> all new buyers, conquest buyers. 80% of the those buying the cla are brand new to mercedes. trading in bmws, honda, toyotas -- >> mass market. >> that's what we were hoping for. those that sold in the 30,000 to $50,000 price point is significant. what's going on in the marketplace is you have luxury folks moving toward that point. and you have the mass manufacturers moving up. that's a battleground that's very significant. >> which brings up what happened in december, which is always huge for the luxury automakers. i was talking with one of your dealers yesterday and he said, boy, december is going to be a great month for the deals when it comes to luxury. how much more will we see this year compared to past years? >> for us it's going to be business as
, prompting companies around the world to open up more plans there, fill le beau joins us live from mexico with some more on this phenomenon. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, kelly. we're on the floor of the plant for a japanese auto parts supplier. they are going to be building exhaust systems as well as control modules for nissan, general motors, mazda, they're exploetding here. they're in the midst of a hiring boom. they are going to 1,400 workers a year ago. by the time this expansion is done in the next few years, they'll be up to 3,100 workers. that's what we are seeing throughout mexico when you look at the auto and aerospace industry. this has become the hottest place for the growth of those jobs. primarily because it benefits from a number of factors, including trade agreements, low cost, et cetera. take a look at this, a lot of people sit there and say, around they shipping jobs to china? look at the cost difference for jobs and exports out of mexico versus china versus the united nations united states. they have to realize members ka has become the hottest export h
to lagging sales. our phil lebeau explains in chicago. hey, phil. >> reporter: this is about the new vehicle that lincoln has unveiled today, called the mkc. let's look at it. it's really a small crossover utility vehicle. they're calling it a small suv. but it's built on a car platform. it will start at just under $34,000. now, lincoln is hoping the mkc captures the growing demand for small suvs and luxury crossover utility vehicles. year-to-date, lincoln sales down 3%. they've had no traction at all, while the luxury market overall is up 11%. but the head of lincoln says he believes things are starting to turn around. >> as the luxury business is about brand, it's about contribution margin, and it's about customers buying the best product. and we are really pleased to see that our price on the new mkc are up almost $6,000. our hybrid mix is over 30% now, which is something we didn't expect, frankly. >> reporter: so there are some metrics that are moving in favor of lincoln, which really has been stuck in the mud for a long time. but jim farley thinks they can bring it around. the showrooms
the industry. phil lebeau is in mexico with carlos goen. phil, over to you. >> reporter: thank you, kelly. we have a busy day in new york, and also a busy day here in mexico. and carlos is joining me, chairman of nissan-renault. a lot of the plant here, why now? >> yes, we're already here. >> correct. >> we have a plant that's full. 175,000 cars a year capacity, capable of doing four cars. but it will be filled with one car, the central behind me, demand is strong in the united states, and very strong, also, in mexico. little by little, mexico is becoming an export hub for the americas. >> the weaker yen. obviously, you're more diversified than many of the japanese counterparts around the world. how much has it benefited you? does it make it a little -- put less pressure on you to diversify the base even more? >> no, i said when the end was 75 or 76, we need to hit 100 in order to -- for the end to be neutral. we're there. i think it's neutral for the moment. i don't think there's an advantage. i don't think there is a handicap. we are much more diversified than our competitors in japan. we f
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